Los Angeles-Guangzhou Sister City Association

Established in 1981 as part of the Sister Cities International

ABOUT

The Los Angeles-Guangzhou Sister City Association, established in 1981, is part of Sister Cities International, founded in the 1950’s by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The purpose of International Sister Cities is to promote friendship between the United States of America and other countries through the establishment of relationships between cities in the United States and cities in other countries.

The purpose of the Los Angeles-Guangzhou Sister City Association is:

-To promote friendly ties between the cities of Guangzhou and Los Angeles, as well as between the United States and China. This is accomplished through cultural, educational, scientific, health services, sports, trade and commercial exchanges between the two cities. An active association of “citizen diplomats” volunteer their time, expertise and talents along with the government of the City of Los Angeles to accomplish the following goals:

-To foster true friendship and understanding between the people of Los Angeles and the people of Guangzhou as well as between the people of the United States and China

-To contribute to the knowledge of our two peoples through the promotion of exchanges of delegations and distinguished visitors in the arts, culture, education, health services, science, sports, trade & economics, and industry

-To create scholarships for educational and scientific purposes

-To educate citizens through sponsorship of lectures, special courses, conferences, exhibitions, films and panel discussions

-To host visiting delegations and individuals from Guangzhou as well as from other cities in China where appropriate

Officers & Board of Directors
  Honorable Eric M. Garcetti Mayor, City Of Los Angeles

Board of Directors

Chairman:  MARCIA W. HOBBS
Beverly Hills Courier

President:  KATHERINE WHITMAN
Mount St. Mary’s College

Vice Chairman: JEFFREY CHEUNG
Transmerit Company

Exec. Vice President: STEVE TEMKIN
Teacup Media

Vice President:  Ka Kui Kwong
K. K. Kwong Associates

Secretary:  FRANK ZAGAR
SYP Glass Group Co., Ltd.

Treasurer: WILSON TANG
Cathay Bank

Directors

PETER H. ANTONIOU
Pomegranate International

RAYMOND CHENG
Development, Inc.

ROBERT DONIN
Tri-PAC

KERN K. KWONG
Cal State University, LA

PETER O’MALLEY
Former President
Los Angeles Dodgers

MARY Z. PHILLIPS
Medical Books for China, Int’l.

CHARLES STAPLETON
LA Community College

PETER WOO
Mega Toys

EDWARD C. WONG
E.W. Financial Services

Former President, LAGSCA
FREDERICK W. HONG
Attorney at Law

Gallery

Here are few images of LAGSCA

Chairman Mrs. Caroline

LAGSCA Founding Chairman Mrs. Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson, 1918-2005.

20th Anniversary  

Pictured at the 20th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the LAGSCA

Foreign Affairs Officers

Pictured in 2002 with Mr. Fang Xiaoming of the Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office are Mr. Irving Karp and Mr. David Lee

Founding Board Member

Pictured with Mr. Fang Xiaoming of the Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office is LAGSCA founding board member Mr. David Lee (1920-2015), owner of the renowned General Lee's and other LA Chinatown businesses 

Former LA Mayor

Former LA mayor James Hahn presenting a gift to Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office (2002)

presentation ceremony of the Yong Bell  

LA Mayor James Hahn at the presentation ceremony of the Yong Bell, a gift presented to the City of Los Angeles from the City of Guangzhou, located at College and Alameda in Chinatown.  

More of our Gallery 

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Sister City Festival

At the Sister City Festival in 2005, promoting the Association are Mr. Jeffrey Cheung, Dr. George O. Totten, the late Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science in USC College. Bea Canterbury Lavery is located on the right

Sister City Festival

LAGSCA Officers attending the Sister City Festival, Mr. Robert Donin, Dr. George Totten, Bea Canterbury Lavery, Marcia Hobbes, Camilla and Jeffrey Cheung.    

25th Anniversary

The delegation to Guangzhou led by LA Mayor Anotonio Villaraigosa celebrates the 25th anniversary of the founding of the LAGSCA.    

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Star presented by LAGSCA in 2011 to the city of Guangzhou. Located in Yuntai Park in the northeast part of the city                

New Opportunities Forum

Mr. Jeffrey Cheung, Guangzhou Vice-Mayor Chen Mingde, Consul General, Qiu Zhengfang and LAGSCA president Mrs. Katherine Whitman at 2012 New Guangzhou, New Opportunities Forum   

Chinese New Year Banquet

Good friend of LAGSCA and President of Sister Cities of LA Mr. Tom Gilmore speaks at the 2016 Chinese New Year banquet held at Ocean Seafood.